Since MHHO has been around since 1998, it has undergone many changes. As such, I designed this section to be filled with information about me, the history of this site and the work contained therein, as well as a list of external links that might be of interest. If you have any other questions, feel free to send me a message.
Q: Will you illustrate my webpage/RPG/story/etc?
This is the question I have been asked more then others. And the answer is simple: No. I am not an art slave. If you wish to commission me one picture at a time, that’s another story. I tried being nice before, and drew for free for several people. But no more. The answer is no. And that’s what it’s going to remain.
Q: Can I use your art on my webpage/video game/etc?
I’m usually a very easy going person. However, once again, this privilege has been abused, so once more, I’m forced to say no. I no longer will allow my artwork to be spread across the net without my having some control over it. I’ve spent years developing my artistic skill. If you want to make your page/whatever illustrated, either use clip art or draw something yourself. In the end, it will look more professional if you do it yourself, and you’ll feel much more proud of yourself. However, if you wish to commission me to do a piece, that is different. A commissioned piece of artwork is also your property. You can display it wherever you wish; you just can’t sell reproduced prints of it.
Q: Can you teach me how to build my own webpage?
I don’t mind offering advice on webpage building, since I never would have gotten started had many people not helped me. But I have to admit, I’m not a very good teacher. If you wish to have me give you advice, or even critique what you already have, simple send an e-mail my way. However, if you want a more in-depth description on how to build a webpage, I would recommend looking through HTML Goodies. Don’t let the fancy page intimidate you, it’s an easy read. FYI: 90% of this page was built using their advice on tables. The rest was done looking at other people’s page sources and figuring this out.
Q: Can you teach me how to draw?
Sorry, but it’s really difficult to teach someone how to draw when you can’t actually show them how in person. About the best I can do is point you over to my coloring tutorial (located in the Fan Media section) and tell you “practice, practice, practice”.
Q: Can I message you on -insert social media-?
Simple answer: yes! I love to hear from people, especially when they have seen my webpage. Please understand, however, that I’m very busy and I don’t check all my social media sites daily. Often, I can go days or even weeks without checking. So if you message me, and I don’t answer, I’m not ignoring you. Just be patient. I’ll answer eventually, and will probably enjoy the chance for a conversation!
Q: Are you still working on -insert a certain fiction/comic/art piece-?
One of the most painful things for a creator is to realize you need to stop working on something. You pour your heart, soul, and oodles of time into something, only to come to the conclusion it’s not worth the effort anymore. Worse, when you have a following of people looking forward to its continuation. The sad truth is there are always creative projects that don’t get completed.
Maq #041 was a comic that was very dear to my heart, but I’ve had to unfortunately abandon it. It’s creation became too wrapped up in the mental detritus of my divorce, and no amount of therapy could ever unravel it. As such, though it pained me to do so, I stopped updating it and took it down. I may upload it again under my comics tag, but it will never be finished. One day, if I have the strength for it, I intend to write down where I had intended to take the series, if only to give it some closure.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me!